Equifax security breach has widespread impact

Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could potentially affect 143 million consumers in the United States.

The population of the U.S. was about 324 million in 2017, according to Census Bureau estimates, which means the Equifax incident affects over 40% of the country.

UITS recommends visiting the following site, provided by Equifax, to aid in determining if your personal data was exposed:

https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/